Women in Chemistry: Lessons from Life and the Laboratory

Women in Chemistry
Date: October 22, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Houston Public Media 
The Melcher Center for Public Broadcasting
University of Houston
4343 Elgin Street
Houston, TX 77204-0008

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
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CHF has partnered with Houston Public Media to air Women in Chemistry: Lessons from Life and the Laboratory, an hour-long segment based on CHF’s The Catalyst Film Series: Women in Chemistry.

To celebrate the segment and the larger series, CHF and Houston Public Media invite you to join us for a live conversation, moderated by Houston Matters host Craig Cohen, with Bonnie J. Dunbar, former NASA astronaut and leader of the University of Houston’s STEM Center, and Nancy Chang, cofounder of Tanox and one of eight women featured in Women in Chemistry.

We’ll also screen a 15-minute excerpt of the television segment highlighting eight leading women in chemistry and celebrating the common element that catalyzed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science.

This event is held in partnership with Houston Public Media.


6:00 p.m. Film excerpt screening
6:15 p.m. Live conversation followed by Q&A

About the Catalyst Film Series

The Catalyst Series: Women in Chemistry presents individual films about Nancy ChangUma ChowdhryMildred CohnMary L. GoodKathryn Hach-DarrowPaula HammondStephanie Kwolek, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

The featured women work in a variety of chemical careers, ranging from entrepreneurs to policy makers to research chemists, and come from different generations, countries, and racial and ethnic backgrounds. They all have made significant contributions to the chemical sciences. 

More Information

For more information about this event, please contact Nancy Vonada, CHF’s manager of events and donor relations, at nvonada@chemheritage.org or 215.873.8226.



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